Rumor Modern Warfare Remastered to be Sold as a Standalone?

The rumor spawned after a statement made by Director of Raven, David Pellas, during the Call of Duty XP fan event earlier this month. While...
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    The rumor spawned after a statement made by Director of Raven, David Pellas, during the Call of Duty XP fan event earlier this month. While announcing the availability of all 16 original multiplayer maps, and not only 10 as originally stated, he might have slipped up and released some information he wasn't supposed to. Or he may just have worded himself poorly.

    His exact words were: "What we announced before today was that we were going to offer 10 maps on launch, and that’s still true. The announcement today is that the six remaining maps we are actually going to be delivering to anyone who purchases Modern Warfare Remastered, anyone who owns it or a version of Infinite Warfare that comes with it, they’re going to get all 16 of the maps for no additional cost."

    So the question is, what does that mean? He does outline the difference between owning the game as with Infinite Warfare and just owning the remaster alone. It can easily be assumed that he refers to the fact that will we find the remaster available as a standalone title at some point, free to buy without having to help boost sales of Infinite Warfare. It's not like it is unheard of for Activision to promote exclusive preorder bonuses, only to release the content separately at a later date. So there's no wonder that this statement helps support the suspicion many have, that the game will eventually be available alone. However, if this holds true, we should not expect it to happen any time soon. At best in a few months after release maybe?

    Many fans of Modern Warfare has voiced their dissatisfaction towards the fact that their much wanted remaster is locked in with the purchase of the new Call of Duty title. They are not interested in space warfare, and would prefer to get their hands on the remaster without having to buy a product they have no plans to use. As much as this rumor can give these players some hope, the support page on Activision's official site seems to crush their both their hopes and dreams:
    It remains to be seen if these answers will change or not, but personally I would expect to see a debunk from Activision in the very near future. But then again, you never know, do you?


    Do you think there is anything to these speculations? And what would you do if you found out that you didn't have to buy Infinite Warfare to get the remaster anyway? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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    Personally wouldnt mind this
  2. 3xTiNcT
    I can see them doing it after release.
  3. zlReborn
    Cod4 remastered is awesome
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  4. Harkon
    2 games for $60 dollers, thats a steal guys, regardless if u dont like cods new projects
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    1. Keeley Hazell
      Depends on how you look at it. The way I see it im spending $70 for Cod4 with a bonus space game
    2. XeClutch
      It's actually $80 for the bundle from what I understand. Still not a good deal.
      Keeley Hazell and connor12568 like this.
    3. Walteri
      I'm with Keeley Hazell here. For that $60-$80, whatever it is, you get CoD4 remastered, and a game that has guns in space n sh*t.
      IHG_AUSSIE and Keeley Hazell like this.
  5. ZacOnCrac
    I understand those who believe that COD is a company like all others trying to make money.
    But in my opinion, they would simply make much more if they gave the players what they wanted.
    Throwing in the FPS debate, the only reason Battlefield is going to win this year is due to delivering what players want, even though it's a blatant re-skin of Battlefront.
    I'm just trying my hardest to be on COD's side in recent years, you feel?
    1. 50 Pence
      You are on crack lol BF1 Is nothing like Battlefront, the only similarities is its from the same studio lol another cod fan boy claiming to know about the battlefield series.
    2. ZacOnCrac
      Calm down big fella, I loathe COD (ever since Black Ops 2).
      It's made on the same engine as Battlefront, and although Battlefield 1 is a great game, it looks and nearly plays the same. Hence my reasoning for calling it a re-skin.
  6. EHEBrandon
    I'm sure if sales flop with Infinite Warfare even the one including COD 4 remaster. I'm sure they will sell it as a stand alone for a desperate attempt to get more money to make up for the poor sales and a last attempt to get money for the work.
  7. CallummL
    As much as I hate how money grabbing Activision are, they are a company. Their number one goal is money. Therefore it is only fair that they do what they can to make sure they make as much of it as possible. The fact so many people want the remastered call of duty (including me) and making people have to buy their brand new game is clever and is simply a tactic to make as much money as they can. Of course they'll release the remaster at a later date, maybe six months after initial release, maybe longer it's something they have done many times in the past as stated in the article, I don't see what the hate is about. I have been a Call of Duty fan for around nine years now (all started on COD4 for me, like many) and no one would like it to go back to it's roots as much as me, but that doesn't me I'm not going to play Infinite Warfare. Heck, I'm spending £70, I'm atleast going to give it a fair chance. Plus I'm one to play the campaigns too. They've listened to the community about wanting a remastered COD4, they've done it for us, it's fair to let them make money they deserve and from a business point of view they've done it a brilliant way.
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    2. CallummL
      So you're one of those who think companies should do everything cheap or do what everyone wants, lol you don't understand how a company works. I'm pretty sure if you ran your own business you'd be trying to make as much profit as you possibly could. Stop being so idiotic, this is the real world, money makes the world go round. A companies main objective is to make a profit.
    3. Arxhive
      There's a limit though. Of course a main objective of a company is to make a profit, nobody's arguing that. The difference is companies charging exorbitant amounts of money for mediocre, unfinished, crappy products that you have to pay even more money after the initial price to get a full experience. Be it the season pass model, the micro-transaction model, or the "Destiny" model, people that blindly say "it's ok because they have to make money guise" are part of the problem and this situation keeps spiraling out of control. Look at the blatant false-advertising of pretty much every Ubisoft game so far at E3s past. Look at the blatant lies the developers of games like "No Man's Sky" and "Destiny" have spewed at the unthinking masses who swallow everything said and then cry after the devs have already emptied their pockets. Time and again this is the case of modern video-gaming.
    4. CallummL
      I completely agree with you there, however that's something that so many game developers have followed and sadly it's something that will we will see time and time again in the future. Game companies have seen how much extra money can be made with by simple micro transactions and at such little work too. That's something I feel we'll never get rid of, sadly. But me persoanlly don't really care much or spend my money on them so it doesn't bother me as much. The only thing I feel is fair is DLC as it does cost to produce and take time so they do deserve something in return for that. But yeah I completely agree that game developers are producing less and less for their games so they can charge for more content in future.
  8. Salus
    No way in hell I'm boosting sales for infinite warfare lmao I can live without cod 4 remastered
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    2. Arxhive
      So because the game doesn't appeal or look interesting to him he's not allowed to say so? Some people might not like the settings or visuals.
    3. AlienFreek01
      Arxhive are you talking to me? What did I do to trigger you so bad? All i said was there's no way to truly know until you try it. I never said he couldn't state his opinion dude. Am I not allowed to state a fact? There's many examples of times others, as well as I, have thought of something poorly until it is given a chance.
    4. Jack of Blades
      AlienFreek01 He doesn't seem triggered to me. He's also just stating facts. I want Modern Warfare remastered but I also agree that I'm tired of futuristic CoD's. Therefore, even if I don't mind or even like Infinite Warfare, I don't agree with their decision to bundle it just to push another game for more money.

      As a company it's not necessarily a bad idea, but it's still offensive to fans of CoD in general.
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  9. SweenZ
    Not true. There not gonna release it standalone, its all gonna be on one disc and you'll have to install infinite warfare to access the content (source works in marketing for activision australia).

    Why make it standalone and throw away the opportunity for profit?
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    2. SweenZ
      No it wouldn't cause they would lose sales for those that only want the old modern warfare. If they include it than those people have to spend money on the new game. They wouldn't charge people $100 for a HD remake of a game. So since they would have to sell the separate game cheaper they would lose money.
    3. Onlineweare
      They want people to pay more money for the remake? I thought it just came with it
    4. SweenZ
      No im saying, if they sold it separate they wouldn't have any grounds to charge people the standard $100 rate for new games just for a HD remake of the old one. Hence they would have to release it at a lower price than infinite warfare. So if they dont have it seperate they aren't losing money from the target market of people who just wanna play the old modern warfare.
  10. Sparfire
    I fixed the images, sorry guys, I made a mistake. Please use the report button next time I mess up, that's what it's there for. :smile:
    1. Harrrry
      We'll let you off this time :smile: